How to Eat Healthy

By: R.D. Hayes Guest Blogger for World Food in London

Working from home has its ups and down, one of those downs is when the refrigerator keeps beckoning you to come closer.  As an entrepreneur myself, I have to watch what I eat; this doesn’t mean that I starve or don’t enjoy tasty meals. I have learned how to control my eating habits and go for something a little less fatty but nonetheless, healthy. In fact, one of my favourite snack time is junk time. Yup, I said it, I eat junk food on occasion. I am one of the healthiest people I know and I still eat junk food. I have found different ways to eat healthier while still enjoying a bag of crisps every now and again.

Creating an Eating Plan

It is possible for entrepreneurs to eat healthy meals, if they take their time to create a plan that they can stick with.  For instance; having fresh vegetables already chopped and clean, makes it easier for you to prepare salads. When food is easily prepared, people tend to eat it more; this is why a lot of people go for junk food or quick snack food, it’s easier to prepare or doesn’t need any preparing.  There are other things that you can place around you so you are not heading to the fridge constantly; granola bars, Special K bars, Honey Nut Cheerios in a container, these are all great items to have for quick healthy eating on the go or while you are busy working. Raw fruit and vegetables can be cut up and placed into containers for easy access. Be careful with the fruit; fruit can cause you to gain weight due to the natural sugar.

Working from home and still eating a healthy breakfast

Entrepreneurs are notorious for skipping breakfast; if you are like this, smack yourself. The teachers weren’t lying when they said it was the most important meal of the day. Food is fuel, and you need to engrave this in your mind. Oatmeal is one of the best breakfast that you could eat that is an easily prepared meal. Yoghurt with fruit is another great breakfast option or, you could mix the fruit and yoghurt in your oatmeal for a really tasty breakfast. Who said breakfast couldn’t be fun, health, and tasty?

Ideas for lunch

Lunch has become a nightmare to weight watchers and those who want to eat healthy. Because you are often by yourself at lunch time it is easier to overeat or eat something unhealthy. Plain salads with turkey and tuna salads are a great, quick, lunch that’s healthy and tasty and takes hardly any time to prepare or you can prepare these in advance. Find lunches on the internet that look good and try them out; don’t be afraid to alter these meals to your tasting. Look for meals that are easily made; easily prepared meals mean that you won’t be tempted to grab that doughnut in the back of the fridge.

Entrepreneurs can create healthy dinners

I am a huge advocate of healthy dinners. Dinners are when the family comes together and it lets you show your family that eating healthy is important. With the new food rules at school and your spouse eating on the run, and you trying to eat in the middle of a project, everyone is constantly running and this might be their only chance of getting to eat healthy. I found a website called myrecipes.com that I absolutely love.This website lets you customize meals to your liking and is worth a look.

Say no to junk food

Yeah right! As today’s economy is still not fully recovered from going down the drain and, it being easier to just grab a bag of crisps, it is almost impossible to get rid of junk food. Junk food is cheaper than healthier snacks, everyone loves junk food, and sometimes we just have a craving for it. I am not going to tell you to kick the junk food because I don’t believe in this; I do however, believe in making better food choices.

I really hope that you are a serious entrepreneur, you become serious about your eating habits. As you may know, most entrepreneurs are sitting behind a desk and that can’t be good for the body. Get up every hour just to stretch your legs, try to find different meals that you enjoy, and most importantly, don’t ever skimp on your health.

Visit www.worldfoodinlondon.com to access FREE Healthy Eating Recipes.